With its comfortable ride, quiet interior and lavish amenities, the Lexus ES provides big luxury car feel and refinement in a manageably sized package. The ES is also quick and yet sparing with fuel. Valuing ride quality over handling, agility is not a strong suit. Consequently, the ES idoes not try to be fun to drive. However, it is one of the best riding cars in its class.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 Lexus ES owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Trim detached at one end, not allowing the back door to open"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Chrome finish around interior door controls has pealed off"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The silver ("chrome") trim on the interior door handles and door armrest is peeling off the plastic. There is no way to repair it without fully replacing the entire panel - which because of the woodgrain, costs approximately $800 through Lexus. Thu"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Interior silver paint/foil application around window/door lock functions on front doors chipping and flaking"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Paint peeling on plastic bumpers"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Both Inside Front Door Armrests plating is tanishing / peeling. Brought to attention of dealer and brought in with no resolution although promised"

Anonymous, CT (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"Rust leaked from behind the license plate back plate. Apparently a screw holding the back plate rusted causing the rust stain on the exterior of the trunk lid. Dealer refused to cover this minor repair without a 50% deductible paid by my wife. Vehic"

B F., ME (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rust on the lip of the trunk lid"

James M., OH (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Power steering leaks

"Rack and pinion steering had to be completely replaced"

Cheryl M., TX (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"steering pump was leaking fluid and pump had to be replaced / cost = $2800.00 at dealer"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"suspension bracket failure"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"steering pump had to be replaced due to leaking fluid"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rack and pinion oil leak"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking rack had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"A loud clicking noise began. The dealership at first couldn't find the problem. After three more days of effort, they traced it to bad bearings in the left rear wheel. They have corrected the problem"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Struts worn causing bottoming on inclines"

Paul T., CA (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

"Sound loss"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

"In-dash navigation system sound became disabled and needed module replaced"

Sheldon F., CA (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"intermittent failure of back-up camera to work. Had the software reinstalled and it worked fine for awhile, then began failing intermittently"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
CD player

"CD player, used minimally since purchased but used. Stopped functioning 100% with CDs in player. Stopped functioning upon start up - was not loading or ejecting CDs. $Over $1k to replace / repair"

Anonymous, CT (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"A CD got jammed and the player had to be removed and the disc changer replaced for about $400"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"The screen and entertainment system in the dash periodically "short" out, making a popping noise. The screen goes blank and audio ceases for a few seconds"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Premature brake wear

"Pads were worn & needed to be replaced at ~70K miles, which seemed to be somewhat early given brake-wear I'm told is currently being seen under normal driving conditions"

Anonymous, SC (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Rear passenger side brakes have been replaced twice in 85,000 miles. That's to fast considering the others have lasted till 65000 on the first set. Dealer is of little to know help with this matter"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The front brakes developed marked vibration causing the steering wheel to vibrate. Lexus authorized a special dispensation and resurfaced the rotors and replaced the front brake disc pads free of all charges. Problem solved"

Russell H., NY (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Rotors easily warp. 1st car in 30 years to have this problem. We don't live in the mountains. All it takes is one hard stop"

Carl S., NC (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Sever vibration during breaking at higher speeds resulted in rotors and pads having to be replaced on front of vehicle"

Frank B., VA (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"I have had to have the dealer turn the rotors twice since owning the car due to pulsing of the brakes. This first time at about 50,000 miles the dealer paid for it, the second at about 85,000 I paid. The pads however showed very little wear both ti"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

"Both headlight lenses developed moisture inside the unit. I was denied warranty coverage. After some back and forth communication the warranty coverage was honored. Both headlight units were replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Intermittent suspension noise right rear side. Cant seem to find the cause"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"dashboard rattles"

Donna O., CA (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Door seals are subpar"

Anonymous, AR (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Leaking sun roof trim"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Total a/c system failure in 4 yr old car. Cost to repair about $3000. Dealer/owner provided little or no concern and did not even respond to longtime customer's letter of complaint"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Interior temperature is colder than shown on dash interior temperature reading. Dealer adjusted system"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"Car interior feels cold even if dash interior temp. reads 70 degrees. Dealer adjusted system"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"rear middle brake light mounted in the rear view mirror began to fail. it was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Three of the four door locks do not work at all with the keyless entry. They also no longer function with the lock/unlock bottom on the driver's door. The only way to lock or unlock the door is with the manual lock"

Cheryl M., TX (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Tire pressure sensor failed"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery had to be replaced for 3rd time in 6 years"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Starter

"Had yo replace the starter"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Electronic ignition

"keyless ignition switch had to be replaced -- wouldn't start --"

David R., AZ (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"RH Front drive axle needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus ES)

"leaking but not from CV joint"

Norman D., AZ (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"RH drive axle was loose and worn..may have been damaged by a pothole"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus ES)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Mass air flow sensor. Tried cleaners then resorted to new sensor via amazon for $22 works fine plus a noticeable increase in fuel milage"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light On. Both O2 sensors replaced before finding defective sensor. Work done by Lexus dealer"

Ronald B., NC (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Warning icons are on. Dealer states to wait until oil change to bring it in for diagnostic. Oil change is due in less than a month"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Muffler

"Same as p0rior remark. Car hit a BERM and shocked the piping and muffler loose and they had to be replaced. NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY due to impact damage"

Andrew F., NJ (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Pipes

"Hit a BERM and it shocked the piles and muffler loose and it had to be replaced"

Andrew F., NJ (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Leaks in the Engine from several sources. Fortunately the warranty purchased paid for it in full"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Oct 17 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2016 4Runner, 2003-2006 Tundra, 2003-2013 Corolla, 2009-2010 Corolla Matrix, 2004-2005 RAV4, 2002-2007 Sequoia, 2011-2013 Sienna, 2008-2012 Scion xB, 2008-2009 Lexus IS-F, 2007-2012 Yaris and Lexus ES350, 2010-2017 Lexus GX460, 2002-2010 Lexus SC430, 2006-2012 Lexus IS250 and IS350 and 2010-2015 Lexus IS250C and IS350C vehicles. These vehicles had their driver or passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the driver or front passenger air bag inflator or the air bag assembly using an alternate inflator, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's numbers for this recall are J0A, J0B, and J0C. Lexus' numbers for this recall are JLI, JLJ, and JLK.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V741000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 928203
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jan 09 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Toyota 4Runner, 2014-2015 Scion xB, Lexus IS350C, IS250C, 2014 Toyota Sienna, Lexus IS-F, and 2014-2017 Lexus GX460 vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Toyota is also recalling certain 2011-2013 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Lexus IS250, IS350, 2011-2016 4Runner, 2011-2015 Scion xB, Lexus IS350C, IS250C, 2011-2014 Toyota Sienna, Lexus IS-F, 2011-2017 Lexus GX460, and 2011-2012 Lexus ES350 vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." Toyota is also recalling certain 2010-2013 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Lexus IS350, 2010-2016 4Runner, 2010-2013 Lexus IS250, 2010-2015 Scion xB, Lexus IS350C, IS250C, 2010-2017 Lexus GX460, 2010-2014 Lexus IS-F, and 2010-2012 Lexus ES350 vehicles ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, used as original equipment or replacement equipment (such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags), that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, or replace the air bag assembly. The recall began February 15, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for this recall are "Zone A" Toyota: G0P, Lexus: GLG; "Zone B" Toyota: G0R, Lexus GLH; "Zone C" Toyota: H0A, and Lexus: HLA.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V005000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1299448
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jan 09 2018
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2013 Scion xB, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sienna, 4Runner, Lexus IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, IS-F, and GX460 vehicles sold, ever registered, in the states of AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, SC, TX, PR, AS, GU, the MP (Saipan), and the U.S. VI or "Zone A." Toyota is also recalling certain 2010 Scion xB, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, 4Runner, Lexus IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, ES350, IS-F, GX460, and Pontiac Vibe vehicles sold, ever registered, in the states of AZ, AR, DE, DC, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, VA, and WV or "Zone B." Toyota is also recalling certain 2009 Scion xB, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, Lexus IS250, IS350, ES350, IS-F, and Pontiac Vibe vehicles ever registered in the states of AK, CO, CT, ID, IA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MT, NH, NY, ND, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, and WY or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, or replace the air bag assembly. The recall began on January 29, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for this recall are "Zone A" Toyota: G0P, Lexus: GLG; "Zone B" Toyota: G0R, Lexus GLH; "Zone C" Toyota: H0A, and Lexus: HLA.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V024000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 560775
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
May 23 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2009-2011 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix, 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris, Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350, 2010-2011 Toyota 4Runner, Lexus IS250C, Lexus IS350C and Lexus GX460, 2011 Sienna, 2007-2011 Lexus ES350, and 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2007-2008 Toyota Yaris, 2006-2008 Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350 and 2007-2008 Lexus ES350 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Vehicles of these model years and models that were not originally sold or ever registered in either Zones A or B are not subject to this safety recall. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall began on December 6, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), G2G (Lexus Zone A), and G2H (Lexus Zone B). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), GLG (Lexus Zone A), and GLH (Lexus Zone B).
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V340000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1754517
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Oct 05 2009
A STUCK OPEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2010 PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL CAN GET STUCK IN THE WIDE OPEN POSITION DUE TO ITS BEING TRAPPED BY AN UNSECURED OR INCOMPATIBLE DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT.
What should you do:
TOYOTA FILED AN AMENDED DEFECT REPORT ON NOVEMBER 25, 2009, STATING THAT DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND, ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, ALTER THE SHAPE OF THE FLOOR SURFACE UNDER THE PEDAL. THESE CHANGES ADDRESS THE RISK OF PEDAL ENTRAPMENT DUE TO INTERFERENCE WITH THE FLOOR MAT. REDESIGNED ACCELERATOR PEDALS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE BEGINNING IN APRIL 2010 AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY MODIFIED PEDAL WITH THE NEW PEDAL IF DESIRED. ALSO, DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY GENUINE TOYOTA OR LEXUS ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS WITH REDESIGNED ALL-WEATHER MATS, OR REPURCHASE THE PREVIOUS MATS FROM OWNERS WHO DO NOT WANT THE NEW ONES. ADDITIONALLY, SOFTWARE MODIFICATIONS WILL BE INSTALLED ON CAMRY, AVALON AND LEXUS ES 350, IS 350 AND IS 250 MODELS THAT WILL ENSURE THAT THE BRAKE OVERRIDES THE ACCELERATOR IN THE EVENT BOTH BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR PEDALS ARE APPLIED. TOYOTA WILL BEGIN MAILING LETTERS TO OWNERS ON DECEMBER 31, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331, LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 90L/90LG.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V388000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4445056
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